Let’s have another go at why the Bible is just a worthless book.
According to the god (damned) book, our whole universe was poofed into existence about 6000 years ago.
So, being curious folk, what do we see when we look at creation? Do we see a world with “new car smell”? Maybe a couple owners? No.
The world is not a static thing. It’s constantly being worn down, tossed around by upheaval, re-cut, re-used and worn down again, and has been for millions of years.
Mountains are not stuck. Mt. Everest grows about 1/2 inch every year! That isn’t a lot by a human lifetime… But for mountain nerds like me I’ve had to learn that while it was 29,028 ft when I was young, it is now officially 29,029 ft. And it will be 29,030 ft before I retire.
Rivers are not stuck. The bends in rivers develop as water bounces off an obstacle and cut an ever increasing loop. Over time, these loops can become so extreme that the river cuts them off, leaving former river loop ponds.
Continents are not stuck. Allowing for variances of topography, the Atlantic Ocean grows by 5-10 cm every year. When Jesus was supposedly walking around Jerusalem, my continent (North American) was a couple of (American) football field lengths closer than it is now.
And it’s not just that everything is moving, it is also being worn down. As water travels downward on a constant attempt to find level, it is slowly but constantly changing the landscape. Water that takes hundreds of years to cut a 7 inch bowl in a rock have chopped hundreds of feet off of major cliff formations.
What does this mean? It means that everywhere we look, we find examples of things that have been building up, and being worn down for a very long time. Young earth creationists would have you believe that rivers, mountains, continents, cuts, ravines, gullies, channels, hills, knolls, and valleys were created 6000 years ago. But a valley is a worn down hillside. A mountain is a clashing continental plate. To create these features, this bible god would have to create something with pre-worn out features.
The stupid burns. But let’s roll with it.
Imagine this. There is a car company that makes cars with the bearings partially worn out. They pour in old, dirty oil. They make wiring harnesses, but first lay them out and run them over dozens of times on a desert flat before installing them. All tires destined for the left front are ground down on the inside tread. Body paneling is finished, then shot at with a shotgun and left in a pile of junk for 3 years before final installation. Let’s call this company Glory to Our Deity (GOD).
Ken Ham or similar dipshit would have you believe that this is a superbly constructed vehicle. The squeaking of the wheel lets you know you’re moving, and the smoke gives you a visual reminder. There is no stated manufacturers guarantee, but the slick car salesman said if anything happens, we get a brand new BMW for free. (Not included in the paperwork, but have faith!)
The erratic electrical issues test our loyalty to the brand. (GOD cars! If they don’t work, you don’t believe in us enough!) If we keep buying GOD cars, they buy us a house. I mean, somebody said that once.
They pull to the left because, um, sometimes bad things happen on the right, and, so, the car could save you if you forgot to steer under that specific circumstance…..
The rust was designed to be on the vehicle because…
Okay, lets face it. I can’t make up a lie as to why a brand new vehicle has rust on it. It takes a preacher to lie that much. An old vehicle is just that. And no amount of excuses changes that fact.
Yes, the world is old and beat up. The world of 6000 years ago had the equivalent of rust, worn out bearings, degraded wiring, and worn tires. We know this because the bible TELLS US. Mountains, valleys, seas, cliffs and river valleys are all in the old testament, and all examples of worn out, beat up, smashed, ground down, and fallen parts.
Maybe, just maybe, god is a complete douche and sold us a lemon. God sold us a lemon, or the bible is wrong. Your choice, Christians.
The Spartan Atheist